20 Dec My Miracle Came at the Age of 43
In April of 2012 my husband and I began trying to have a baby. After about a year of trying we saw a fertility specialist and did testing. Our test results came back with a few things that seemed relatively fixable with some medication. Still we had no positive pregnancy tests.
We proceeded to do 4 IUIs that were all unsuccessful. I’ll never forget the doctor saying to me in frustration “why won’t you get pregnant”. Those words haunted me for awhile. We prayed about IVF but just did not have peace.
We decided to take a break from fertility treatments and pursued becoming foster parents with the hope of fostering to adopt. Our first (and only) placement were two beautiful sisters. When they left, I found myself so completely broken. I cried myself to sleep for months over everything. I was so miserable and felt so much pain in my heart.
On New Years Eve 2016, I had a moment with the Lord. I remember telling Him, I can’t live like this anymore. Whatever You want me to do, I’ll do. I felt the Lord quickly respond and gave me three specific things I needed to change in my life. Within three months of making these changes, I felt joy again. As each month progressed, I felt more, joy, peace and emotional healing. For the first time, I was enjoying life while dealing with infertility.
I had always wanted to be a part of a faith based support group but had a hard time finding one. I stumbled upon Moms in the Making during a late night search. I visited the closest one to me (which was almost 2 hours away) and knew I wanted to be a part of the ministry. In January of 2021, I led my first semester. In February of 2021, my husband and I decided to take the month to fast and seek the Lord for specific direction regarding having a baby. The Lord gave us clear direction AND provision by day 4. We pursued one round of IVF which ended with 3 embryos. We transferred all three and one stuck. I had our miracle baby girl in January 2022 at the age of 43. I am so thankful for Moms in the Making and we are so thankful to God who truly is the Way Maker!